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Music of Indonesia, Vol. 14: Lombok, Kalimantan, Banyumas: Little-known Forms of Gamelan and Wayang

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia, Vol. 14: Lombok, Kalimantan, Banyumas: Little-known Forms of Gamelan and Wayang

Volume 14 in the Smithsonian Folkways Music of Indonesia series focuses on three lesser-known forms of Indonesian gamelan orchestras and wayang shadow puppet theater. Ethnomusicologist Philip Yampolsky begins this compilation with music of the wayang Sasak from the island of Lombok, which lies directly east of Bali. Wayang Sasak mixes Javanese-style puppets, Islamic stories, and Balinese and Sasak musical idioms. The next style from the district of Banyumas in Central Java is a streamlined version that simply uses four actor-singers, but no instruments or puppets. The finish to the volume comes from the Banjar people of South Kalimantan on the southern tip of Borneo. A thirty-minute gamelan overture to the wayang kulit Banjar is (shadow puppet theater) is followed by music from the same gamelan group for topeng Banjar, a masked dance style.

The published liner notes, along with corrections and supplementary materials, are available here.

Track Listing

101
Wayang Sasak: Overture and Beginning of Opening Scene Sekaha Sekar Karya 11:53
102
Wayang Sasak: Laju Sekaha Sekar Karya 1:43
103
Wayang Sasak: Rangsang Sekaha Sekar Karya 1:56
104
Jemblung: Sekar Gadung Naik Cikoa Grup Jemblung Sari Budaya 8:32
105
Jemblung: Dhandhanggula Grup Jemblung Sari Budaya 2:11
106
Jemblung: Uler Kambang Grup Jemblung Sari Budaya 6:48
107
Wayang Banjar: Memucukane (Overture) Kresna Group 31:06
108
Topeng Banjar: Klana Kesenian Wayang Kulit Asam Rimbun 10:25

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